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Quiet,Historic Flint Cottage With Private Garden Set In Conservation Area

Broadstairs, Kent, UK
  • House2412 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Cottage in Broadstairs, Kent, England - Moments from both Viking and Stone bay, close to restaurants and cafes.

Bleak House Lodge was built in 1801 as the lodge house for Bleak House, made famous in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. Located in a quite street in the heart of Broadstairs, the cottage is just a few moments walk from both Viking Bay and Stone Bay, as well as the many restaurants, cafes and bars the town has to offer. The property has been sympathetically renovated in 2014. It has stripped wooden floors and cast iron radiators. Where possible original features have been maintained, creating an authentic period atmosphere. There are separate living and dining rooms, both with open fires. Two bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room. Beds have very comfortable deep, sprung mattresses and are dressed with good quality white bed linen. There is also a beautiful south facing walled garden and terrace with table, chairs and a webber barbecue. The living room has a smart TV and wifi is available throughout the property. The living room opens up through to another sitting room (which opens onto the garden). This has a sofa, chair and extending dining table.The house is suitable for small children as the staircase leading from the dining room has a door. There is also a stair gate at the top of the stairs. A travel cot and a high chair are available for use, also a small box of toys for younger children.


Tim Parker

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Tim Parker

We bought bleak house lodge as a holiday home and have spent 6 months on renovations, keeping the house as simple as possible with its original features. In March 2016 We Extended the lounge to add another living room. We hope you enjoy staying in the house as much as we do.

Tim Parker purchased this House in 2013

Why Tim Parker chose Broadstairs and St. Peters

We bought this house for its tranquil atmosphere, and also for its fantastic location. It is situated on a quiet road, but is just moments from viking bay, restaurants, cafes and shops.

What makes this House unique

unique atmosphere, two open fireplaces in lounge and dining room, secluded sunny garden.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus 1 infant Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in cupboard, desk, and en suite shower room with sink and w/c. Bedroom 2 is more spacious with twin beds, and chest of drawers, and built in cupboard. All mattresses are deep, 1400 pocket sprung, dressed with good quality white bed linen.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower
      • Shower room 1
      • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, basin and wc. Main bathroom with bath/shower, wc and basin.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Resort
        • Town


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Fireplace
                      2 working fireplaces 2 non working in bedrooms
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      bed linen, towels and beach towels are provided.
                    • Living Room
                      Living room with open fire, sofa, armchair. Smart TV and Wifi. through doors to 2nd living room. This has a sofa, rocking chair, and table. Doors lead directly to garden, outdoor dining area, bbq
                    • Parking
                      there is free parking just moments away on shuttler road. (almost always available). you can also park outside the house for a few minutes to unload luggage.
                    • Towels Provided
                      Good quality towels provided Beach towels also provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped with good quality pots and pans.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen has built in oven and microwave, hob, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher. Backdoor opens directly to garden.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          salt and pepper, teabags
                        • Refrigerator
                          Fridge with small ice compartment
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              2 extra folding chairs are available for visitors. There is also a highchair There is also an extendable dining table in the second lounge
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  Bluetooth speaker
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  there are beach toys and equipment
                                • Video Library
                                  dvd's available for use


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      table and chairs for 6 diners (2 folding chairs)
                                    • Golf
                                      There are several local golf courses including the famous courses at Sandwich.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Walled garden, has sun all day, 20 ft sq
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      large Webber bbq


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • bay/sound
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • golf
                                                        • swimming


                                                            • Notes on accommodation: The property has been newly renovated in 2014. There is ample free parking in the neighbouring streets. Outside: The mature, walled, private garden has a patio with a large table and four chairs plus two fold out chairs as well as a barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before arrival. Cleaning can be arranged during longer stays. Other: The dining room has a large table and seating for up to six and an open fire. The separate kitchen is off the dining room. There is a large cupboard under the stairs with room for a buggy, coats, boots, etc.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              29 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Excellent stay, such a nice house.

                                                              Nicolas L.London

                                                              I stayed with my wife and 8 year old daughter for a short two night break. The house was really nice, as described, very well kept, comfortable and elegantly decorated. We had a calm and relaxing time, a good opportunity to switch off from London. We cooked at the house and went out, everything needed was there. The beds and linen were comfortable, everything worked.

                                                              But also, the chance to be in a beautiful old house built of flint in the historical context of Dickens’s Broadstairs felt unique and added very much to the positive experience.

                                                              We’re all grateful for the hospitality and the opportunity of this experience.

                                                              Pleasant stay

                                                              Erika L.London, UK

                                                              We just returned from a stay in Bleak House Lodge, and had an enjoyable stay.

                                                              The good stuff: lovely location, quiet, decent beds and bedding, sweet little garden if the sun comes out. Heating worked well which was a relief given the cold Easter weather. The travel cot and high chair were extremely useful and handy for us - our 2 year old daughter loved the box of toys, and slept peacefully each night. There are some really nice touches in the house like a Nespresso machine with plenty of capsules, good quality towels, Netflix, and the working fires with coal provided.

                                                              The less positive elements: The kitchen could do with some updating - in particular the cooker, which is very old and no longer has any markings on it. We spent a good hour on our first morning trying to figure out how to get it to warm up enough to cook our breakfast (we gave up in the end). Sent a message to the owner asking how to work it, but never got a response. We did finally manage to figure it out on the 2nd day through trial and error, but wasted a lot of time scratching our heads in frustration! I think a new cooker would be a nominal expense that would vastly improve the overall experience.

                                                              And as much as the cottage is homely and cosy, with lots of lovely Scandi touches, it would benefit from a much better cleaning regime. The floors were extremely dirty (our daughters socks were black within minutes of arriving), and the kitchen desperately needs a deep clean. The freezer was full of old food which we cleared out, and we found some moldy rolls in a cupboard. This was off-putting to say the least.

                                                              Had the place been cleaner, we would have given 4 stars.....

                                                              great house in quiet but central location

                                                              victoria s.

                                                              House was very comfortable for a family of 4. Very well equipped, simply but tastefully furnished with real fires for cosy evenings in. We will definitely return. Thank you!

                                                              Stylish and cosy, central but quiet.

                                                              Diane R.

                                                              The house has been refurbished beautifully and is very comfortable too. We spent New Year here and loved the coast on a winter's day then back to a real fire. Bleak House Lodge is a great place to stay, so close to the town yet very peaceful. Thanks Yvonne and Tim.

                                                              Fantastic cottage, full of charm

                                                              Kirsty W.

                                                              We had a truly memorable Christmas spent in Bleack house, complete with beautiful Christmas tree. The cottage is full of charm, period features with a modern twist, beds were exemptionaly comfortable and every little detail was well thought out. At just moments away from beautiful sand beaches, it's a fantastic get away any time of the year! Loved every second of it!

                                                              A great stay

                                                              Richard Trew

                                                              Great house beautifully refurbished in convenient location


                                                              Broadstairs, Kent, UK

                                                              Coast/Beach: The property is just a few moments walk from the sandy beaches of both Viking Bay and Stone Bay. Perfect for both children and adults alike. Travel: Broadstairs Station is a 15 minute walk. It is not necessary to have a car, all amenities of the town are within walking distance and there are good train and bus services if you want to travel further afield. Distances: Close to Margate which has attractions such as the Turner Gallery, the Shell Grotto, and plenty of galleries, antique and vintage shops to browse. Ramsgate, with its harbour, galleries, and restaurants is a walk scenic costal walk away. Joss Bay, well know for surfing and the picturesque Botany Bay are a pretty walk or short drive east of the town of Broad

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              Booking Notes: Please note that 3 nights is 60% of the weekly cost. 4 nights at 70% and 5 nights at 80%. A 50% deposit must be made when booking the property and full payment including the refundable deposit (directly to owner) made within 6 weeks of arrival. A further £200 security deposit against damage will be taken, and repaid within a week of departure. Changeover Day: In high season, late July and August, a minimum period of 1 week, Saturday to Saturday where possible will be accepted, although closer to the time we may be able to take shorter bookings. season a minimum two night stay will be accepted. Arrival is after 3pm, departure by 10am.

                                                              29 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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